...there’s no question in my mind that Blackout is Segura’s best to date. Not unlike his private eye, he keeps growing in assurance. Blackout is longer and richer than his other books, and it is by far the most complexly plotted.
...the darkest and grimmest of this mesmerizing quartet ... Alex Segura is known for his sudden twists and unusual vision when dealing with otherwise familiar topics...and Blackout is an excellent example of this.
Blackout works well as a decidedly noir character study ... Segura, a former South Florida journalist, knows the region well, and he imbues Blackout with an insider’s view ... Segura is just what South Florida crime fiction needed.
If Blackout isn’t Alex Segura’s best book, it’s definitely in the top two, and crime fans will surely enjoy following Pete Fernandez through this twisting and turning plot that features a worthy villain and plenty of surprises.